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I'm starting a new topic as to not high jack another thread about a M1937 BAR belt. In this topic some USMC purchase order jungle food bags were posted.

I have been thinking about these USMC bags and have come to the conclusion they are bogus, fake just like the Russian lend-lease being stamped with USMC and other known fallacies. These food bags can be found with no markings.

To many details on these bags do not add up. first we have nomenclature, the correct nomenclature is Bag, Food, Waterproof, Jungle. The USMC bags break all the rules and in one case it is completely backwards stamped Jungle Food Bag having proper descriptive grammar. These bags were purchased under Army specifications specifically No.232 note these USMC bags are using the wrong specification No.642...not even close. Next is the stock number, it to breaks all the standard rules of proper federal standards using an A in place of the correct B.

Any Food bag that is QM contracted are stamped with spec. 232, 232A or 232B, all have standard nomenclature and correct stock number with B. So all of a sudden the USMC purchases these bags under Army QM specification but changes everything even specification? Not possible as they to have to follow federal guidelines for nomenclature and stock classes.

Here is a perfect example of a Army QM bag manufactured by Rand dated Dec. 1943 and then compare to USMC bag by same manufacturer dated Sept. 1943. Completely different and using Army QM spec 642. It is almost like they were deliberately botched

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Why would Rand Rubber completely change there stamping layout and font when it is obvious that these bags were being made at the same time for both Army and USMC? it adds up to being fake

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One might say that Rand Rubber changed their markings from Sept. to Dec. 1943 but here is a May 1943 Rand Rubber. Again change everything just for a little ole USMC purchase?

Note stock number and specification

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The only way to definitively declare these USMC bags fake would be to determine exactly what Spec. PQD No. 642 is but at least there is a way. We know it is not jungle food bags. Does anyone have access to a list of PQD specifications?

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after some assistance by Sgtpeter it appears PQD spec. 642 is not even a WWII specification. Though still trying to identify even if it existed the number is way to high for example the PQD on the M-1944Ike jacket is only 437. It is not looking good for the Rand Rubber USMC bag.

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